‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ options can be a lifesaver for unexpected expenses, so where do you start when it comes to sourcing Afterpay phone repair providers?
Owning any form of machine – even a smartphone – means that there’s a chance that things happen over time that require either maintenance or repair work. However, many of us are guilty of ignoring relatively minor issues, and blame either a lack of time or a lack of spare cash to address them accordingly.
However, repairing these minor factors are paramount if you want to avoid them turning into bigger issues further down the track. After all, it’s usually a heck of a lot cheaper to fix a phone than it is to purchase a brand new one.
Rest assured, if you’ve been rocking a cracked screen for some time now, you’re not alone. Amongst others, it’s actually one of the most common phone repair requests.
While most of these won’t make or break your phone, sometimes unexpected maintenance – on anything – can put pressure on your bank account. Thus, finding providers that offer ZipPay or Afterpay phone repair options can be a gamechanger.
Founded in Sydney in 2015, Afterpay as we know it is regarded as one of the pioneers of the “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) payment platforms that have since taken the world by storm. In theory, it’s as simple as receiving your goods, and paying them off later in four fortnightly, interest free instalments.
Afterpay acts as an intermediary platform between retailers and customers. The platform pays the retailer upfront for the goods on behalf of the customer, and the customer in turn pays Afterpay back. For the customer, this is an alternative method to using a credit card, and requires as little as 25% of the purchase upfront. For retailers, Afterpay has significantly proven to expand their client base – without the risk of the customer defaulting on the payment plan.
Although Afterpay is regarded as the market leader in Australia as the leading ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ provider, it’s actually ZipPay that was established first in 2013. Also founded in Sydney, it functions in a similar fashion to the above – customers are able to make a purchase, and pay it off via interest free installments.
The service also has some similarities to a credit card or line of credit, in that depending on the size of your purchase, you may not necessarily have to pay it all back within a set timeframe. ZipPay requires a minimum repayment amount of $40 a month, unless the outstanding balance on your account is less than this. Additionally, if you don’t pay your balance off in full, ZipPay charges a monthly account-keeping fee until you do.
While ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ services like ZipPay and Afterpay can get a bad wrap – unsurprisingly, often from credit card providers – they can be quite handy platforms to have in your back pocket providing that they are used responsibly, particularly as a backup plan and as a means to avoid paying interest.
However, it can be tricky to track down ZipPay or Afterpay phone repair providers if you don’t know where to look – so who offers this service?
SOS Phone Repairs are specialists in high-quality, cost-effective phone repairs, tablet repairs, and PC repairs, all backed with a six month warranty. Founded in 2015 in Coffs Harbour and now with over sixteen outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remained the same: people and phones.
Whether it’s to get a few more years out of your trusted iPhone, to fix one up to sell, or to repurpose an old one as a gift, repairing a smartphone might just be easier and cheaper than you think. It’s also a great way to upcycle and keep electronics out of Australian landfills. We aim to make access to repairing a phone as easy as possible, which is why we also offer ZipPay and Afterpay as payment options along with cash or EFTPOS.
If you are on the hunt for a quote, diagnostic, or even just some good old fashioned, friendly advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or give us a call today at SOS Phone Repairs.